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Electrical Engineer

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Tasks

Confer with engineers, customers, and others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects and products.

Design, implement, maintain, and improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial, industrial, and domestic purposes.

Operate computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.

Direct and coordinate manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, and customer requirements.

Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications.

Inspect completed installations and observe operations to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards.

Plan and implement research methodology and procedures to apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.

Prepare specifications for purchase of materials and equipment.

Supervise and train project team members as necessary.

Investigate and test vendors’ and competitors’ products.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.

Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Skills

Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.

Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Time Management — Managing one’s own time and the time of others.

Abilities

Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.

Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Tasks, KSAs sourced from O*Net

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